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Sharing a parent-level folder with a user who has access to a child-level folder

Sharing a parent-level folder with a user who has access to a child-level folder

Celeste M
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Hi

Our company uses Dropbox for Business.

We have one parent folder for "Company Accounts".

Within this, there are sub-folders from "A" to "Z".

Within each of these, there are specific account folders, e.g. under sub-folder "A" there is "Acme", "ABC Company", etc.

Within each account folder, there are more sub-folders.

 

Scenario:

A user has access to the "ABC Company" folder, but not to any of the parent folders ("A", or "Company Accounts").

I now wish to assign access to the "A" folder.

 

Question: Am I permitted to do so, or do I need to first unassign the user from all child / sub-folders before I can assign them at a higher level?

 

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Walter
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Hi @Celeste M; welcome to our Community!

 

As long as your team's admin allows external sharing or top level editing (this depends on the user you're sharing the folder with, i.e. a member of the team or an external one) I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work Celeste. 

 

Why don't you give it a go?

 

If you stumble upon an error while doing so, please provide me with a screenshot so I can have a visual to assist further.

 

Thanks! 


Walter
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Walter
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Hi @Celeste M; welcome to our Community!

 

As long as your team's admin allows external sharing or top level editing (this depends on the user you're sharing the folder with, i.e. a member of the team or an external one) I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work Celeste. 

 

Why don't you give it a go?

 

If you stumble upon an error while doing so, please provide me with a screenshot so I can have a visual to assist further.

 

Thanks! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Celeste M
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Thanks Walter

 

Yes, we are sharing with a team member, not externally.

Thanks for the advice. Another team member of mine has done the sharing successfully, so it has definitely worked.

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